Thursday, February 18, 2010

Margy bolsters squad with former Blue

Source: Manchester Evening News

February 18, 2010

FC United manager Karl Marginson has added to his squad with the signing of former Wrexham and Manchester City midfielder Angelos Tsiaklis.

The Rebles have also signed Mark Ayres from Salford.

Marginson said: "Angelos spent his youth at City before moving on to Wrexham, where he did well early on. He’s an energetic midfielder who never seems to stop running.

"His signing will give us that extra competition in midfield and any additions always boost a squad at this time of the season.

"We’re waiting for international clearance for him to play for us because Wrexham play in Wales.

"We have also brought in Mark Ayres. He is very steady and seldom lets you down. I’ve known him a while and he is a player you can rely on and it gives us good options at the back."

FC United's fine run of top form continued on Saturday with a comfortable 2-0 home victory over Worksop.

Two goals from Simon Carden made it three consecutive league wins for the Rebels.

But there was a key contribution from Sam Ashton, who kept FC level with a superb penalty save from Adam Burley in the fourth minute.

Marginson said: "At this time of the season it’s quite often a case of getting the points and not worrying a great deal about how you get them.

"That was certainly true of Saturday, when we weren’t at our best but still managed to get a reasonably convincing three points off Worksop.

"Simon Carden’s goals showed his quality once again and he just keeps on going. Five years on from when he joined the club he has continued to be one of our best performers at whatever level we have played.

"His game has changed slightly and he is more selective of when he gets forward these days, but he showed once again on Saturday that he is a top finisher when near the goal.

"His experience is invaluable in what is a young team and he really is a fantastic servant for this football club."

"Sam Ashton’s penalty save was vital and had Worksop scored that it would have been a completely different game.

"Sam loves being a part of FC United and when he’s not playing he’s working with our community team as a coach and it’s really heart-warming to see.

"Like Si Carden, Sam is here for the long haul and we’re very lucky to be building a club around characters like those two."